This nautical compass was used in the 16th century. Its use during the Age of Discovery was of critical importance to the developement of navigation and cartography. This model is both a compass and a sundial.
Crafted of cast brass this compass/sundial features an exquisite compass rose design on the lid covering the gnonom that rest on the compass for the sundial, so we can tell the time straightaway.
Complete with booklet explaining its use and historical contest.